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24 - May
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(Nearby Event: Concerts & Music)
Where:Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland, United States, 21044
The 2 time ACM Entertainer of the Year Award winner has sold 15 million albums and has 17 #1 songs! With all the albums weve done, weve always taken our own path and not thought about what everyone else is doing, says Jason Aldean.With his seventh album, They Dont Know, Aldean continues to lead the way, advancing the sound and style that helped define todays country music. With his first release since 2014s Old Boots, New Dirtwhich debuted at Number One on the Billboard album chartthe reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year returns with a crowd-pleasing array of emotions and observations, from sizzling party-starters to hard-earned heartbreak.For Aldean, one key ingredient for the new project was getting back the kind of hard-charging tunes that helped make his name. Im super-proud of my last couple of records, but I always thought they could use a couple more of those big, up-tempo songs like Shes Country or My Kind of Party, he says. So one goal going in this time was to find some of those big songsand I think we got em.One notable discovery was the albums opener, Lights Come On, which showed up at the last possible minute. Just as Aldean and his band were putting the finishing touches on the record, he got an email from his friends Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, pitching a new song they had co-written.I immediately went in and told my producer, We gotta get everybody to stay after the session and cut this song, says Aldean. And three weeks later, radio had it on their desk. Programmers paid attention, too, because the single quickly became the singers seventeenth No. 1 country hit, and he even took a phrase from the lyricSix-String Circusas the title for his sold-out summer tour.You spend a year, year and a half looking for songs for an album, and then all of a sudden, a song just falls into your lap and changes the whole dynamic, he says.Other tracks on They Dont Know show a continuing sonic evolution; Aldean points out
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